The test results set a new standard in low latency and throughput using standard hardware and out-of-the-box software from Microsoft. SpryWare has been working closely with Microsoftâs Capital Markets Industry Solutions Group to optimize low-latency feeds on Microsoft servers, and these latest results demonstrate that capital markets firms can standardize on Windows and achieve uncompromising performance.
âIn this economic environment, Wall Street firms are faced with the difficult proposition of cutting IT costs, while still demanding greater performance,â said Craig Saint-Amour, Capital Markets Industry Solutions Director, Microsoft Corp. âSpryWare has demonstrated that firms can achieve both â impressive low-latency performance and the benefits of Microsoftâs familiar, easy-to-use and widely supported Windows platform.â
For the test SpryWare used a single server with 2 Intel Xeon X5570 processors with 4 cores each. Running on Microsoft Windows Server 2008 SP2 Standard Edition x64, the server showed only 28.53 percent CPU utilization at 890,712 OPRA messages per second (fully arbitrated for an aggregate 1,781,424). A total of 27,994,860 OPRA samples were taken during heavy trading morning hours.
âThe results are very encouraging from several perspectives,â said Daniel May, director and co-founder of SpryWare. âWe are very excited about the low latency numbers, of course, but weâre also seeing more and more customers who want to streamline their data centers and server installations and not just throw more hardware at the growing trading volumes. These recent test results show you can do both â achieve low latency and high capacity on a small hardware footprint. In fact, in this case, weâre running the entire OPRA feed on a single box.â